What Is Jailbreak ?
For those of you who don’t know what jailbreak-ing is, It’s similar to ‘Rooting your android smartphone’ by which you gain super user access into the operating system.
According to Wikipedia:
Jailbreaking is the process of removing hardware restrictions on iOS, Apple’s operating system, on devices running it through the use of software and hardware exploits; such devices include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and second-generation Apple TV. Jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system and manager, allowing the download of additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store.
Jailbreaking is a form of privilege escalation, and the term has been used to describe privilege escalation on devices by other manufacturers as well. The name refers to breaking the device out of its “jail”, which is a technical term used in Unix-style systems, for example in the term “FreeBSD jail”. A jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS can still use the App Store, iTunes, and other normal functions, such as making telephone calls.
Why You Should Jailbreak ?
There are many compelling reasons which could lead one to jailbreak his/her device, some of which are summarized below:
- Device customization.
- Use of handset on multiple carriers.
- Early exploit fixes.
- Use of apps unapproved by Apple.
Apple is constantly pushing updates trying to fix the vulnerabilities which leads the developers to jailbreak their device. The latest being the iOS 8.4 updates which along with ‘Apple Music’ also patched previously found vulnerability but nonetheless ‘The Taig Developer Team’ has again found a way to get past it.
How To Jailbreak?
Jailbreaking is a fairly simple process, just follow the simple steps given below and you will have your jailbroken device up and running within 20 Minutes.
- First Download ‘The Taig Jailbreaking Tool‘.
- Next you have to restore your iDevice to the latest iOS version (iOS 8.4 for now) using iTunes from scratch. Don’t use OVER THE AIR update as it doesn’t have the reputation to go well with jailbreaking tools.
- Disable Find My iPhone on your iOS device. Navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and turn off the ‘Find My iPhone’ toggle. You’ll be required to enter your Apple ID password to confirm.
- Turn-Off Passcode and Touch-Id unlock.
- Now fire up the tool you downloaded in Step 1 and connect your iDevice.
- The tool will now identify your device. Once it’s done, simply click on the ‘Start’ button to kick off the jailbreak process. Make sure you uncheck the ‘3K Assistant’ box before you begin.
- Couple of minutes later your iDevice will reboot and the ‘Cydia’ icon will be on your Home Screen confirming that your device is jailbroken successfully.
**Now you can turn-on ‘Find My iPhone’ and ‘Touch-Id’ you disabled earlier.
If you struggle with any of the above steps you can refer to this awesome video i found on Youtube:
Jailbreaking your device can be awesome but it does come with some down-low’s like stability issues and voiding the warranty. So be hundred percent sure before you jailbreak your device. Ciao..